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Completely Black Chickens Go for $2,500 Each

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In Indonesia, there’s a rare species of chicken called the Ayam Cemani. The chicken is covered head to claw in black, even down to its bones. Pretty metal, right? The bird is probably the closest thing to the fabled Black Chocobo outside your PlayStation, except this one you can deep-fry.

The Ayam Cemani features black plumage, legs, tongue, beak, meat, bones and even organs. Talk about consistency. While the chicken’s blood is about the only thing that isn’t black, it is a darker shade than most poultry species. The chicken’s noir pigmentation is thanks to a genetic trait called fibromelanosis.

If you have the stomach to try one and can get past the complete deafening darkness of its flesh and bones, an Ayam Cemani is worth $2,500.

I wonder how they tell when it’s fully cooked.

H/T Geekologie

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Pay $2,500 To Eat This Big Black Cock, I Mean Chicken

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Fancy all-black poultry for dinner? Perhaps the Ayam Cemani from Indonesia will get you pondering a purchase.

The Ayam Cemani is “my most requested bird, ever,” touts Paul Bradshaw of Florida’s Greenfire Farms.

The unique bird features black feathers, skin, muscle, bone and organs — and, not surprisingly, it’s incredibly rare. In Asia, the Ayam Cemani is not only regarded for its beauty but also for its supposed “mystical powers.” Of course, all those unique qualities come at a high price tag — $2,500 per chicken to be exact.

Bradshaw is the first and only US breeder of the Ayam Cemani as of right now, and he’s planning on selling chicks early next year at $5,000 a pair. Yup, 5,000 buckaroos. If that number’s a little cringe-worthy, just think — you can’t really put a price on having a magical chicken running around your house, can you?

If you’re interested in adding this rare bird to your family, head on over to Greenfire Farms for all info.

H/T Food and Wine + PicThx Greenfire Farms